Certainly Vineyard sports fans are aware that MVRHS head football coach Donald Herman has coached football teams to 200 victories. The most recent win was Saturday’s one-sided thumping of Cape Cod Vocational Technical school.
Fewer Vineyarders are aware that his first twelve wins were garnered before Donald moved to the Vineyard.
He began his victory collection in Savannah, Georgia. While teaching at Johnson High School there in 1985, he coached the Johnson team to an 18-0 homecoming victory over its rival — the Beach High School Bulldogs.
With humility the coach told the Boston Globe, “I’ve had a lot of great players and tremendous assistant coaches over the years, and they are the ones who made it possible. I’ve just been along for the ride.”
We look forward to cheering him and his teams on to more and more milestones.